Ruth Marcus

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


Don’t expect a fallout similar to that over Roe v. Wade.

  • Jun 30, 2015

His logic and consistency show he’s no judicial activist.

  • Jun 26, 2015

In a podcast interview, the president reveals just how far he has come from the “hope and change” of 2008.

  • Jun 23, 2015

Can the trend of dismal viewership be changed? Can the content of debates be improved?

  • Jun 19, 2015

Hillary Clinton gave a world-class speech Saturday, but her campaign sent disappointing signals on Sunday.

  • Jun 15, 2015

It needs to curb ‘dark money,’ but it’s stuck in gridlock.

  • Jun 12, 2015

The positions she is dodging are as telling as the ones she has endorsed.

  • Jun 9, 2015

Children may leave your home, but they never leave your heart.

  • Jun 5, 2015

The Justice Department’s actions aren’t necessarily wrong, but they are a troubling use of U.S. resources.

  • Jun 2, 2015

The risk to the court lies in failing to step up to the historical moment and do so now.

  • Apr 29, 2015
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Ruth Marcus is a columnist for The Post, specializing in American politics and domestic policy. Marcus has been with The Post since 1984. She joined the national staff in 1986, covering campaign finance, the Justice Department, the Supreme Court and the White House. From 1999 through 2002, she served as deputy national editor, supervising reporters who covered money and politics, Congress, the Supreme Court, and other national issues. She joined the editorial board in 2003 and began writing a regular column in 2006. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2007. She lives in Maryland with her husband, Jon Leibowitz, their two daughters, and the world’s cutest dog.
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